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Jurong is region located in south-western Singapore. The region’s extent roughly covers the planning areas of Jurong East, Jurong West, Boon Lay and Pioneer, along with Jurong Island in the Western Islands cluster and the southernmost portions of the Western Water Catchment. Jurong also covers several offshore islands as well, including Pulau Damar Laut and Pulau Samulun.
Jurong was largely industrialised in the early 1960s in response to the general economic situation of post-war Singapore. Today, the rapid growth and much development of Jurong has led it to become one of the most densely-populated industrial areas in the city-state.
Jurong is home to two prominent rivers, Sungei Jurong and Sungei Pandan, both of which flow into two larger water bodies, Jurong Lake and Pandan Reservoir respectively. The highest elevation point in the region is Jurong Hill, which is located close to the centre of the industrial estate at Jurong.
The region is well-connected to the MRT system with Jurong East and Chinese Garden serving Jurong East. Lakeside, Boon Lay and Pioneer serving Jurong West and Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Tuas West Road, Tuas Link serving Pioneer & Tuas industrial areas.
Jurong is served by public bus services originating from 4 interchanges and one bus depot, namely the Jurong East, Boon Lay, Joo Koon & Tuas bus interchanges and Soon Lee Bus Depot.
Taxis are the easiest and usually the fastest option to get around. But taxis can be expensive although they are metered taxis depends on the traffics. The good thing is, the fare is guaranteed to be fair.
Tuas beach has clean, powdery sand and tranquil waters. The journey here is guaranteed to be pleasant. Picture your lone car cruising down long, winding roads, large fields that seem to have no end, and lalangs adorning every patch of green. Hardly anyone comes here, so it’s an ideal place for a romantic road-trip.
Even though the backdrop of industrial vessels and ships gives this place an almost dystopian feel, there’s an odd sense of beauty that is satisfyingly calming.
Kranji War Memorial is dedicated to the men and women all over the world who died defending Singapore from the Japanese in World War II. With a heavy air of dignity and pride, the graves of 4,458 allied members of the armed forces lie in neat rows on the green pastures.
ZOVB Singapore offers hydro-zorbing, harness-zorbing and free-form zorbing, all of which will guarantee you are having a ball of a time. ZOVB conducts its programmes on the large open field along Old Holland Road, and prices range from SGD 35 for students to SGD 50 for adults.
Genting Hotel Jurong is the most recommended hotel in Jurong. Sited along Singapore’s western highway connecting the second link to Sentosa and Resorts World Sentosa, this new gem of the West enjoys the first-mover advantage as the district continues to develop further with new commercial, business and leisure facilities.
RM Hotel is a 4-star property featuring a designated smoking place, a safe deposit box and parking. Guests can easily get to Little Play Loft Imaginative PlayGym, which is approximately 16 km away. Guests can relax in the garden bar serving bottled drinks. A variety of dishes are served in Marina Bistro, which is 5 minutes’ walk away. It will take 45 minutes by car to get to Changi airport.
Nestled in the west of Singapore, the Arena Country Club offers a wide range of culinary, accommodation and recreational facilities amidst a relaxed, resort ambience. Located near the Singapore Discovery Centre and the SAFTI Military Institute, the Joo Koon MRT is also a stone’s throw away for easy access to other historical, recreational, entertainment and cultural highlights in Singapore.